With President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement on the Supreme Court, the fate of Roe v. Wade and women's reproductive rights have sparked a sharp debate.
The law school was delighted to see another its products making their way to the Supreme Court, issuing a press release in which Dean Heather Gerken described judge Kavanaugh as a friend and Professor William Eskridge described him as 'one of the most learned judges in America.' Many current students, tutors and some alumni viewed the statements as an endorsement. But this committee, and the American public more broadly, should be aware of the important work Judge Kavanaugh has done to remedy those disparities. "The stakes are simply too high for anything less".
Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate. Democrats and abortion rights activists have sounded the alarms on Kavanaugh, whose judicial record indicates that he does not support abortion.
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"A seat on the Supreme Court would let Kavanaugh and his allies expand attacks on the ability of government to regulate and enforce the rules on behalf of ordinary people", said Linda Jun, senior policy counsel at Americans for Financial Reform. "And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court", he said.
A 2017 report from the Center for Public Integrity said that at least six of the nine justices were millionaires, with Justice Stephen Breyer reporting a minimum net worth of $6.15 million in 2016 and Chief Justice John Roberts a minimum reportable net worth of more than $5 million.
The newfound urgency to fill Justice Kennedy's #SCOTUS seat from numerous same people who refused to even consider President Obama's nominee is transparent opportunism that represents everything Americans hate most about politics today. Speaking with other Democrats on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday, the New York Democrat said one focus will be Kavanaugh's positions on presidential powers. The irony is, originalist Supreme Court justices like Kavanaugh would have agreed with Abraham Lincoln against the South, especially on the issue of slavery.
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Capito also said Kavanaugh also talked about meeting late U.S. Sen.
NBC News reported that the Trump team was in talks with Kennedy about his replacement for months and he only felt comfortable retiring after he "received assurance that it would be Kavanaugh", per NBC reporter Geoff Bennett.
GOP leaders, with a slim majority in the Senate, are anxious to have Kavanaugh in place for the start of the court's session in October - and before the November congressional elections. Even if they do, states would immediately pass laws legalizing abortion and gay marriage. I get along with her very well.
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"The point now is to make people understand the real-life consequences of these decisions", he said. "Having known him and his family personally and witnessing his proven track record, I am excited to have his measured perspective added to the bench", said LaHood, a Republican from Dunlap who also represents parts of Bloomington-Normal.